In less than a month, Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their upcoming full length album, »Purgatory,« on November 15th via Nuclear Blast. Today, Alex Erian discusses the process of choosing the artists to create the album artwork. Watch as he details working with Eliran Kantor to produce a piece that echoed the themes and concepts of »Purgatory,« here: https://youtu.be/EsnrHS-OD30 »Purgatory« was produced by Yannick St-Amand, Eric Jarrin and Alex Erian. The music was recorded by DESPISED ICON's former guitar player, now current front of house engineer Yannick St-Amand while the vocals were recorded by close friend Antoine Lussier of ION DISSONANCE. Mixing and mastering were completed by CRYPTOPSY's very own Christian Donaldson at The Grid in Montréal. Without a doubt their most dynamic venture to date, DESPISED ICON have a fresh and energy filled arrangement just waiting to see the light of day in the form of »Purgatory.« For many years, they have laid the foundation of deathcore and spearheaded different sounds and movements within the genre. Pre-order »Purgatory« in the format of your choice: www.nuclearblast.com/despisedicon-purgatory Pre-order the album digitally to receive 'Snake In The Grass' and 'Purgatory' instantly (via amazon and iTunes only) or pre-save it via Spotify, Deezer & Apple Music: https://nblast.de/DespisedIconPreSave Listen to these and other tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases